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Overclocking a MSI R6770

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February 18, 2012 5:07:07 PM

Hi im thinking of overclocking my video card but not sure yet, its a MSI r6770 MD1GD5, what is a better program to use MSI afterburner or AMD overdrive? im not looking to mess around with the volts, casue this is my first time trying to OC anything.

Basically i noticed when playing BF3 my CPU load/usage is only around 35-40% aLOT of the times it seems and thats even when i try running Bf3 with everything on Ultra, just to see if it would effect it. I normally run the game on High. Anyway the game runs fine so i dont really have a problem or know if its a bad thing that the CPU is only use 40% usage during bf3 but i notice my video card usage is at like 99% all the time, so i figured mabye a little OC would go along way? im not sure if thats how it works or not.

My video card temps seem fairly good i made a thread on here a couple weeks back asking if i would need extra fans casue i wasnt sure but so far it seems ok.

video card temps are 29-30C on idle and under load, well Bf3 is the hardest game ive played and ive never seen it go over 50C and ive left afterburner open after long matches of BF3 and it didnt go over. my cpu tems are id 30 and 60-65 underload.

My PC specs:

I3 2120 3.3ghz(stock)
4gig ddr3 1333mhz
intel dh61ww motherboard.
antec vp 450 (450wats)


So does overclocking sound like a good idea in this case? and does anyone know how this msi r6770 does in with OC'ing.

THX

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February 18, 2012 5:23:50 PM

actually im just testing the CPu usage in bf3 single player at it seems to be kind of random around 40% but sometimes goes higher like 60% even 70%+ but not for long.

still i would like to know if would be a good idea to try and OC the video card.
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February 19, 2012 4:15:36 AM

use ccc and run auto tuning of gpu and it will overclock your gpu to a safe limit (maybe upto 900/1300) and keep monitoring your temp
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February 19, 2012 4:34:27 PM

if i run auto tune will that viod warranty? just curious.
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February 20, 2012 5:00:51 AM

only if they can tell lol
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February 20, 2012 5:01:20 AM

just kidding i honestly dont know but read your manual very back should have warranty info
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February 20, 2012 6:44:27 AM

auto tuning overclocks only around 10-15%.
You only need to keep your temps under 70-80'c at full load. If temps are going up then use stock speed.
Damaged caused by overclocking will void warrenty.
If you ard not monitoring temps then damages may occur.
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February 20, 2012 5:14:16 PM

I got my 5770 to 935/1300mhz with complete stability without touching volts (in fact afterburner cant seem to show the volts even though i enabled it)
It doesnt get above 60C when running furmark, so no issues there. It is only around 10% overclocked though, so its hard to tell a difference in games. (clocks are not the only limit, so expect perhaps 5-7% more fps with such an overclock)
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